Captain Jetson™ is a one-stop hub for Airline and Travel News.
Welcome on board!
I am Les, a captain for a major U.S. airline, an airline pilot since 1987.
The Captain Jetson Airline and Travel News site were created as a fun hobby, writing about aviation (airlines) and travel, writing about my solid airline flying and travel expertise and tips for more than 30 years. The site was launched in May of 2018.
After traveling the entire world many times over, visiting and re-visiting about every country on Earth, I wanted to share my expertise with you.
About Captain Jetson (FAQ)
Here are some commonly asked personal questions (with answers) I receive on a daily basis:
(Compiled and written by Loreta Ortiz)
What airline does Captain Jetson fly for?
I work for the best major airline in the world. Because captainjetson.com is totally independent and unrelated to the airline I work for I cannot publicize that answer. Furthermore, every major airline in the U.S. has restrictions against revealing a pilot’s airline identifying information in the media.
Why do you use the name “Captain Jetson”, or “Captain Les”, as opposed to your real name on your site?
I am actually a rather private person. A pseudonym is often used among writers and people in the media, which is a perfectly acceptable practice. Thus, I have chosen to use Captain Jetson as the name of my website as well as my journalist-name.
How many total flight hours do you have as a pilot?
I have more than 28,000 flight hours logged.
What airplanes have you flown as an airline pilot that you were or are qualified on?
From the 1980s until now, here are the airplanes I’ve flown as an airline pilot:
Can we expect video clips from your cockpit on the Captain Jetson website, or on the Captain Jetson YouTube channel?
Unfortunately, no. The FAA, as well as all airlines in the U.S., prohibit such activities in the cockpit. This is unlike some of the i.e. YouTube cockpit videos you can find produced by non-US airline pilots and cockpits. The strict U.S. standards for aviation safety do not allow pilots in the U.S. to engage in activities unrelated to flying or operating the airplane.
Did you always want to become a pilot from you were a child?
No. Originally I had no interest in flying (or travel, for that matter). It wasn’t until early in high school that I first took an interest in aviation. I was accepted to Medical School during college. I had a very strong interest in medicine until my girlfriend at the time told me “you would look good in a pilot uniform”, watching an airshow. Then, looking at the huge cost of medical school I chose to become a pilot for a career instead.
What background do you have as a journalist?
- I have been a Freelance Journalist for over 30 years, writing for many different publications, covering Aviation, Business, Puerto Rican
Culture & Music (mainly the Puerto Rican/Nuyorican salsa genre of music), and Sports (boxing).
- Writing for my own websites: captainjetson.com, howtosmallbiz.com, and the former salsarican.com.
Which countries in the world have you NOT been to?
I believe the only country I’ve never been to is North Korea. Plus, I have never been to the Arctic or Antarctica. I have only flown above the North Pole and the South Pole areas.
Except for being an airline pilot and a journalist, do you do other things?
Yes, I own and I have owned several successful non-aviation related businesses.
Where is your home town?
My home town is Los Angeles, California.
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CaptainJetson.com in-house Admin Staff
Loreta handles our Content, Proofreading, and our Public Relations matters. She is also an on-staff writer for our website.
She is a proudly born and raised native Californian (one of the few), living in Los Angeles.
Ylda handles different tasks for Captain Jetson, and she is helping us as needed. She is also a skilled social media expert.
She is a Dominican Republic New Yorker, living in Los Angeles, but staying close to her beloved New York roots.
Our Social Media Guru.
This highly respected professional in the World of Marketing is making us very popular in the Social media channels every day.
He is a Full-Time Social Media Manager for several clients, and he is in high demand.
He also provides Graphic Design, Video Editing, and other expert internet services.
When Les first decided to start the Captain Jetson Travel & Aviation site he knew nothing about Word Press or how to create a website for a blog.
Les’ challenges were quickly resolved. He turned to the brilliant how-to online Word Press courses of the world-famous Word Press teacher Bud Kraus. His easy to learn courses can be found on his website JoyOfWP.com.
For anything you need to learn about Word Press for beginners, Bud has the answer.
After launching captainjetson.com Bud not only became a consultant of our site, but also a journalist-contributor!
Davor from OrionWP
On a daily basis, we do our own Word Press web design in-house.
But when we need THE top-gun professional to handle our advanced web design needs Davor takes over.
He is a full-Time WordPress Web Designer with 12 years of experience with more than 700 websites designed, including our site.
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